After revealing the introduction of the FC2 concept a few weeks ago, First Corner and Olsbergs-MSE confirmed another major development on Thursday.
In addition to this ingenious concept, which allows current Supercars Lites to be recycled as FC2s with the help of a kit and a turbocharged engine that develops more than 550 hp and 700 Nm of torque, the Nitrocross championship created by Travis Pastrana has announced that FC2 cars will benefit from a ‘NEXT EVO’ category that will be exclusively reserved for ‘FC2’ cars from the 2024/2025 season.
Already eligible to compete in the Supercar category of the RallyX championship from 2024, FC2 cars will also be allowed to take part in Nitrocross.
This marks a major revolution in the world of rallycross.
From the RallyX championship, where the best young drivers can hone their skills in the CrossCar Junior and CrossCar Senior categories before trying their hand at the specifics of a four-wheel drive vehicle in the Supercar Lites category, the FC2 will be a real game changer.
Indeed, for a modest budget, the transition from Supercar Lites to Supercar in the RallyX championship has never been easier and more affordable, while at the same time offering more than solid prospects for the future via the FC2/NEXT EVO category, which will be the final stage before entering the premier FC1-X/Group E class.
The first test is scheduled for Sunday 12th November after the Phoenix Nitrocross stage.